Perhaps first coined by architect Simon Nicholson, the term Loose Parts has been adapted by play experts and early childhood educators worldwide.
‘In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it.” Simon Nicholson
While loose parts do not need to purchased - acorns, rocks, bits of string, recycled bottle tops are all delightful loose parts and should be used by all who have access - when it comes to adding purposely purchased parts, we think these will delight. Hand crafted with care and intention in Spain, our Grapat toys are a beautiful invitation to play.
Loose part toys combine beautifully with our other wooden toys and the full Grapat collection found here.